Reading Beer & Cider Festival

Reading's 24th annual Beer and Cider Festival, organised by The Campaign for Real Ale, took place on 3rd-6th May 2018. Updated information about the 2019 festival will be posted when available.

Want to volunteer to help at the beer festival? Go to https://readingbeerfestival.herokuapp.com/

Advance tickets include:

Guaranteed priority entry in a fast track queue
Souvenir festival glass (while stocks last)
Two pints of beer, cider or perry (see below for more info)
Live music and entertainments (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Two pints worth of vouchers are included in the price, redeemable against real ale (under 6% ABV), cider or perry. These can also be used as part-payment against products on the craft foreign beer and Great British wine bars. The difference between the voucher value and the price of the product you require will need to be paid when ordering your drinks at the bar.

CAMRA, EBCU or RURAS member? Bring your membership card along on the day you attend to receive an additional one pint free of charge on top of the two pints already included.

All Advance Tickets are subject to a booking fee by the Ticket Agency.

Reading Beer Festival 2018 main tentReading Beer Festival 2018 barFor more information, tickets and how to volunteer, visit the Reading Beer Festival main website

2018 session times:

Date

Opening times

Advance Package

On the door ticket only

Thursday 3rd May

 16:30 - 23:00

 £15.20

£7.50

 Friday 4th May

 11:00 - 23:00

£18.60

£11.00

 Saturday 5th May

 11:00 - 16.30

£18.60

£11.00

 Saturday 5th May

 18:00 - 23:00

 £18.60

£11.00

Sunday 6th May

12:00 - 19:00*

£14.60

£7.00

All prices include complimentary festival glass and programme while stocks last.

Season tickets £64.20 in advance only

*Or until the beer runs out, whichever is earlier

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CAMRA also hold their Great British Beer Festival every year. If you're a local brewery and are interested in how they select their beer for that festival you can visit https://members.camra.org.uk/documents/10180/370622/2017-01-25+Beer+Ordering+Process+for+GBBF.pdf/5b251af0-38d0-4b2d-91c6-326c8216898a?version=1.0 (CAMRA member login required)